1941–42 Manchester United F.C. season

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Manchester United
1941–42 season
Chairman James W. Gibson
Manager Walter Crickmer
War League North
Regional League
First Championship
4th
War League North
Regional League
Second Championship
1st
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 1941–42 season was Manchester United's third season in the non-competitive War League during the Second World War.[1][2][3]

Many of Manchester United's players went off to fight in the war, but for those who remained, the Football League organised a special War League.


War League North Regional League First Championship[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
30 August 1941 New Brighton H 13 – 1 J. Rowley (7), Smith (3), Bryant (2), Mitten
6 September 1941 New Brighton A 3 – 3 Carey, Morris, Whalley
13 September 1941 Stockport County A 5 – 1 J. Rowley (4), Mitten
20 September 1941 Stockport County H 7 – 1 J. Rowley (4), Carey, Mitten, Warner
27 September 1941 Everton H 2 – 3 J. Rowley, Smith
4 October 1941 Everton A 3 – 1 Carey, J. Rowley, Smith
11 October 1941 Chester A 7 – 0 Mitten (2), Smith (2), Morris, Warner, Whalley
18 October 1941 Chester H 8 – 1 J. Rowley (4), Smith (2), Bryant, Carey
25 October 1941 Stoke City A 1 – 1 Carey
1 November 1941 Stoke City H 3 – 0 Carey, Rowley, Whalley
8 November 1941 Tranmere Rovers H 6 – 1 J. Rowley (5), Smith
15 November 1941 Tranmere Rovers A 1 – 1 J. Rowley
22 November 1941 Liverpool A 1 – 1 Smith
29 November 1941 Liverpool H 2 – 2 J. Rowley (2)
6 December 1941 Wrexham H 10 – 3 Carey (4), J. Rowley (3), Smith (2), Bryant
13 December 1941 Wrexham A 4 – 3 Morris (4)
20 December 1941 Manchester City A 1 – 2 Morris
25 December 1941 Manchester City H 2 – 2 J. Rowley, Smith
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA Pts
3 Preston North End 18 13 1 4 58 18 27
4 Manchester United 18 10 6 2 79 27 26
5 Stoke City 18 12 2 4 75 36 26

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points

War League North Regional League Second Championship[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
27 December 1941 Bolton Wanderers H 3 – 1 J. Rowley (2), Morris
3 January 1942 Bolton Wanderers A 2 – 2 Pearson, J. Rowley
10 January 1942 Oldham Athletic H 1 – 1 Morris
17 January 1942 Oldham Athletic A 3 – 1 Carey (2), J. Rowley
31 January 1942 Southport A 3 – 1 Carey, J. Rowley, Smith
14 February 1942 Sheffield United A 2 – 0 Carey, J. Rowley
21 February 1942 Preston North End H 0 – 2
28 February 1942 Preston North End A 3 – 1 J. Rowley (2), Carey
21 March 1942 Sheffield United H 2 – 2 Catterick, Smith
28 March 1942 Southport H 4 – 2 Catterick (2), Carey (2)
4 April 1942 Blackburn Rovers A 2 – 1 Catterick, Walker
6 April 1942 Blackburn Rovers H 3 – 1 Carey (2), Bryant
11 April 1942 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 5 – 4 Catterick (2), Carey, Morris, Smith
18 April 1942 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0 – 2 (a.e.t.)
25 April 1942 Oldham Athletic H 5 – 1 Carey (2), Morris (2), Catterick
2 May 1942 Oldham Athletic A 2 – 1 Carey, Smith
9 May 1942 Blackburn Rovers A 1 – 1 Carey
16 May 1942 Blackburn Rovers H 0 – 1
23 May 1942 Manchester City A 3 – 1 Worrall (2), Whalley
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA Pts PAvg
1 Manchester United 19 12 4 3 44 25 28 33.895
2 Blackpool 22 14 4 4 108 34 32 33.455
3 Northampton Town 21 14 2 5 70 31 30 32.857

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points;
PAvg = Points average per 23 matches (Pts / Pld * 23)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manchester United In War League 1941/42". StretfordEnd.co.uk. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Jack (2005). Soccer at War: 1939 - 45. London: Headline Book Publishing. ISBN 0-7553-1431-X. 
  3. ^ "England 1941/42". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 31 December 2011.